Kevin Martin out 6-8 weeks after wrist surgery
The Minnesota Timberwolves, who have a 3-9 record as the team rebuilds itself, have just lost their best scorer for a big chunk of the season.
Kevin Martin, who easily leads the team in scoring, underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a fracture in his right wrist. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Martin is expected to be sidelined approximately 6-8 weeks.
The injury occurred at the 6:48 mark of the first quarter during Minnesota’s 115-99 win over New York on Wednesday, November 19.
Through nine games this season Martin is averaging 20.4 points on 48.3 percent shooting from the floor and 48.1 percent from the three-point line. The Wolves' second-leading scorer is Thaddeus Young, at 14.3 ppg.